How identity management systems strengthen cybersecurity readiness
Identity management, sometimes called identity and access management (IAM), is much more than simply providing users with logon capabilities to a system or network. Identity management is one of the fundamental cybersecurity objectives outlined in part one of this series that can help enterprises achieve a state of cybersecurity readiness. An identity management system is also a core security function that is intended to increase security and productivity while reducing redundancy and decreasing cost. While identity management may seem like a simple concept, there are a number of complexities and layers that must be understood before it can be used effectively.